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Threezero: 1/6th scale Arya Stark Teaser

11 January, 2018 - 09:00

Threezero has dropped the above teaser image of their upcoming 1/6th scale Arya Stark collectible figure. This will be the newest addition to their Game of Thrones series. No word on when it will go up for pre-order, but Threezero is usually pretty good about doing pre-orders shortly after offering up teasers.

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Funko announces HeroWorld Line

10 January, 2018 - 17:30

Funko has announced their newest vinyl collectible figures - HeroWorld. Exclusive to Target and Target.com, HeroWorld includes various worlds and features your favorite heroes from DC Comics, Five Nights at Freddy’sTeen Titans Go!, Power Rangers, and Scooby-Doo!. The 4-inch tall vinyl figures will be sold as both 5-packs and additional 2-pack sets of characters to expand your roster of heroes.

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Warbot Full Load Pre-Order

10 January, 2018 - 14:00

Designed by Ashley Wood and available from Bambaland, 3A Toys has announced the pre-order release of the Warbot Full Load. This 1/6th scale figure is Robot Club Number 3 - to complete Desert Stroll Bot Reward (if you picked up the first two). The figure will be available for pre-order until February 28th 2018. You can pick one up for $200.00, with shipping anticipated in Q3 of 2018.

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Super Toasty Avocadog Plush

10 January, 2018 - 11:30

Furry Feline Creatives has released the limited edition Super Toasty Avocadog plush.

A new superhero is born! Bogie dressed up as Super Toast Avocadog! Armed by the creamy mashed avocado on Texas Toast, it's out of this world!

Derived from the famous Avocado Toast, Super Toasty Avocadog has a toast cape attached with a ultra-sonic pit attached on his belly. Measuring 8.5 inches by 6.5 inches, each plush is 100% handmade by Cheri Lynn Ong using soft fleece, felt and polyfil. You can pick one up for $25.00.

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Junk Fed – The Toy Art of Todd Rogers

10 January, 2018 - 09:00

Dena Rosenberg shot this excellent mini-doc with Todd Rogers of Junk Fed fame. If you've ever wondered what goes into Todd's creations, this is as best of a place to start as any. It's 11 minutes and 39 seconds of entertainment.

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Galactic Plushie XL: Rick and Morty

4 January, 2018 - 19:00

If you're still reeling for more Rick and Morty after the latest season of Adult Swim’s animated series, Funko has a number of new Rick and Morty Galactic Plushie XL pieces available for your cuddling pleasure. The Galactic Plushie XL: Rick and Morty series includes a 12-inch tall Snowball (squeeze Snowball to hear all he has to say), as well as 16-inch tall versions of Rick and Morty. And you can find - at Toys "R" Us - alternate faces as seen in the above photo.

If you're interested in picking ay of these (or other Rick and Morty plush toys) up, head on over to Amazon.com.

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New Madballs Foam Horrorballs by Kidrobot

4 January, 2018 - 16:30

Kidrobot has released their new series of Madballs Foam Horrorballs. These 6 new horrifying Madballs brings you the terrifying villains from the Aliens, Predator, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. You can pick up  these 4-inch foam Madballs for $9.99 each.

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Cthulhu Vinimate and Marty Moose Bank from DST

4 January, 2018 - 14:00

Diamond Select Toys has released a few new items, and we're highlighting a pair of them.

Cthulhu Vinimates Vinyl Figure
It’s 2018, and Cthulhu has a new look for a new year. Cthulhu is the latest to join the 4-inch tall Vinimates vinyl figure line. With a retail price of $9.99, you can pick one up from Amazon.com.

National Lampoon’s Vacation Marty Moose Vinyl Bank
The beloved mascot of WalleyWorld, who greeted the Griswolds upon their arrival at the magical theme park, is now the latest vinyl bank to come from Diamond Select Toys. Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, Marty will help you save up for your own family vacation, with a coin slot in his back and an access door in the base. You can purchase one now from Amazon.com for $22.99.

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Fidget Cube Collectibles Series – Marvel

4 January, 2018 - 11:30

Antsy Labs, the folks who brought the Fidget Cube to the world, has released the Fidget Cube Collectibles Series. The Collectibles series currently features Marvel comics characters...including Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon, Baby Groot, Star-Lord, Spider-Man, Drax, Hulk, and Thor. Each one of these licensed Fidget Cubes sells for $12.99.

If you're not familiar with the Fidget Cube...it has six sides. Each side features something to fidget with: Click. Glide. Flip. Breathe. Roll. Spin.

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Gremlins Series 2 3D Foam Key Rings

4 January, 2018 - 09:00

Monogram International Inc. has announced - and released - their Gremlins Series 2 Blind Bag Collection. This series of 3D Foam Key Rings features a number of characters  - both Gremlins and Mogwai - as seen in Gremlins 2: The New Batch...such an under appreciated film.

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R.O.N. – Reaper of Nightmares

2 January, 2018 - 09:00

Alex Pardee and Fresh Monkey Fiction have released the Reaper of Nightmares (R.O.N.) figure. This Amazing Heroes figure is a limited edition of 100 pieces. Designed and created by Alex Pardee, each 4.5” figure comes with 5 points of articulation and exclusive collector friendly packaging created by Alex.

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Pop! Movies: Bright

29 December, 2017 - 18:45

The Netflix Original film Bright is the latest to join Funko's Pop! lineup. From the divisive Netflix film (RT - 29% Critics vs 89% Audience), this series features characters from the urban fantasy crime film. They include partners Daryl Ward and Nick Jakoby, and the young elf Tikka featured with wand. Also, look for Leilah – a witch seeking control of the wand (only at Target).

If you're interested in pre-ordering any of these figures, head on over to Amazon.com.

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Hot Toys: 1/6th scale Leia Organa from The Last Jedi

29 December, 2017 - 15:00

Once again on the run from dark forces determined to crush freedom in the galaxy, the strong and committed Leia Organa who fans have grown to love is now leading the Resistance fleet on its quest to find a haven in the widely acclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In tribute of Carrie Fisher’s last appearance as Leia in the epic Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Hot Toys has announced the Leia Organa 1/6th scale figure based on her appearance in from the film.

The highly-accurate collectible figure features a newly developed head sculpt, a meticulously tailored elegant outfit, a blaster, and a specially designed character theme figure stand.

 

The figure is currently available for pre-order over at Sideshow Collectibles. It's priced at $220.00 and anticipated to begin shipping in Q1 of 2019.

The 1/6th scale Leia Organa Collectible Figure features the following:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Gun holding right hand
  • Gesturing right hand
  • Grayish-blue colored long-sleeve dress
  • Black colored gown
  • Pair of grayish blue colored heeled boots
  • Blaster pistol
  • Gold colored bangle (attachable to right wrist)
  • Bracelet (attachable to left wrist)
  • Specially designed figure stand, Leia Organa’s nameplate and Star Wars logo
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Flatzos by Mezco

29 December, 2017 - 11:30

Mezco Toyz has announced a new plush toy line - the Flatzos. The 12-inch tall plush lineup features a trio of characters you can cuddle up and watch a horror movie with. Those first three characters are Chucky (Child's Play), Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th), and Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare On Elm Street). Currently available to pre-order for $14.00 each, look for the Flatzos to begin shipping between June and August of 2018.

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Pharaoh Hound Dog Fairy Release

29 December, 2017 - 08:00

Part 2 of Argonaut Resins final resin release of 2017 will be a 2.75-inch micro, spirit-style Pharaoh Hound Dog Fairy. These are the counterpart to the 2-inch Tuttz Fairy already released. The Fairy Hound will be very limited and go on sale today (Friday December 29th 2017) at 9AM ET in the Argonaut Resins online store (linked above). No word on pricing, but the Tuttz ran $12.00 each.

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SuperCute Plush: 12″ The Real Cthulhu

29 December, 2017 - 00:02

The real Cthulhu, the cosmic entity crated by H.P. Lovecraft is the latest to join SuperCute Plush. The SuperCute Plush: 12" The Real Cthulhu is now available from the folks at Funko. In addition to the standard dark green version, there are several exclusives available. A green version of the real Cthulhu is available only at Books-A-Million. A pink goth version can be found at Toys”R”Us! And a turquoise variant can be purchased from Hot Topic.

If you're interested in picking one up, head over to Amazon.com.

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REVIEW: DST – The Dark Tower Action Figures

27 December, 2017 - 20:02

If you go by what critics have to say, you’d likely want to steer clear of the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Currently, Rotten Tomatoes has a score of 16% for the movie. That’s not too good. It's like in Adam Sandler movie range. But the audience score is almost 50%.

Being a big fan of the book series, I was looking forward to seeing a big screen version of the epic story. Unfortunately, they decided to not simply adapt King’s stories. They went in a new direction, telling a new story with the main characters from the books

I might be in the minority, but I actually enjoyed the movie for what it was. It was entertaining. The movie definitely wasn’t anywhere on the same level as the books. But it was more watchable than the critics would have you believe.

There were some collectible tie-ins, including several series of toys from Diamond Select Toys. In this review, we’re looking at the pair of action figures that DST released based on the two main characters – The Gunslinger and The Man in Black.

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The Gunslinger features the likeness of actor Idris Elba in his cowboy-themed outfit. The figure comes with a pair of pistols, which can be held in special pistol grip hands. Or you can go the non-violent holstered route. There's also the Horn of Eld - which I don't even remember seeing in the movie.

The figure includes a background diorama, which appears to be from Jake Chambers’ room. There are several stickers (each depicting one of Jake’s drawings) that you can slap onto a bulletin board on the diorama’s wall.

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The Man in Black also includes a diorama background. His is from the abandoned house that Jake visits. It says “All Hail The Crimson King” on the wall.

The Man in Black figure is based on the likeness of Matthew McConaughey from the film. His lone accessory is a crystal ball that you can sort of balance in either open palm hand. Luckily, since the ball is fairly small, DST includes an extra crystal ball wrapped up in a baggy. (You’ll likely either lose the first one, or – what happened to me – a cat played with it until it ended up under the kitchen stove.

In terms of 7-inch tall action figures, the sculpts of both actors are very good. They are done by Gentle Giant Studios, who are known to produce high level sculpt. These are both recognizable versions of their on-screen counterparts. The paintwork could have been better, but it’s actually slightly above average for figures of this scale.

The number of accessories for The Gunslinger are adequate. The Man in Black is a little light on accessories. Although, I’m not sure what additional accessories are needed with either figure.

For years, I’ve been hoping for a line of action figures (or 1/6th scale) based on an artist rendition of the characters from The Dark Tower book series. I’m not sure if that will ever happen. Nonetheless, getting action figures based on a film version of these characters is a nice consolation.

Luckily for collectors, Diamond Select Toys has the license. And they’ve done a solid job with both of these figures. And at $24.99 each, you definitely won’t break the bank collecting the entire season.

The Facts



The Dark Tower Action Figures
Series: The Dark Tower
Manufacturer: Diamond Select Toys
Sculpted by: Gentle Giant Studios
Material: Plastic
Authorized Likeness: Idris Elba as The Gunslinger; Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black
Dimensions: Approximately 7 inches tall
Points of Articulation: About 14 points
Designs: The Gunslinger; The Man in Black
Accessories: The Gunslinger – pair of guns, Horn of Eld, background diorama, 5 total hands; The Man in Black – background diorama, crystal ball
Pricing: $24.99 each

You can pick one up at the following:

Diamond Select Toys: $24.99 each
Amazon.com: $24.96 each

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Tuttz Cat Fairies Release

26 December, 2017 - 12:13

Only special people have the ability to see Fairies - can you see them?!

If you - like me - were snoozing over Christmas, you likely missed the  the all new 2 inch tall Tuttz Cat Fairies release from Argonaut Resins on Christmas Eve. This series is very limited and will also come with a few chase colors. These new cats are the same size as the previously released Micro 3D printed resins (straight from Eric Nocella Diaz's 3D home printer). Pick the Tuttz Cat Fairies up for $12.00 each.

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